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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Lumps of coal in Qinhuangdao port’s IPO stocking

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 17, 2013

When it comes to IPOs, timing is everything. Catch a wave of positive market sentiment and you are cooking with gas. But get swamped by negative sentiment and you are toast. Qinhuangdao Port's debut on the Hong Kong Exchange last week unfortunately…

HMS Beagle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 9, 2012

HMS Beagle was commissioned in 1820 as a 10-gun brig, but never sailed as such, except on a ceremonial voyage to London. After lying “in ordinary” (laid up) for five years, she was refitted as a six-gun barque (with the addition of a mizzen mast and the removal of four guns).

United States Light House Service

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 11, 2011

One of the first pieces of legislation adopted by the First Congress of the United States in 1789 was a measure providing for the new federal government to assume responsibility for the lighthouses previously erected by the colonial governments.

USCG to Webcast CDC Strategy “Listening Sessions”

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on July 29, 2011

When I wrote about the announcement of stakeholder meetings on the Coast Guard’s working draft of the Certain Dangerous Cargos (CDC) Security National Strategy (for the maritime transportation system), I seconded the notion that the USCG should webcast the sessions.

Finding the Right Ship; Eliminating the Wrong Ones…

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 1, 2011

The US Coast Guard’s recent release (May 26th) of its 2010 Annual Port State Control Report is an interesting document and a good read. As a broad overview, the report shows “a continued improvement in Flag Administration, recognized organization and vessel performance during 2010…

Fervent call by India at IMO to curb piracy

Posted to Fervent call by India at IMO to curb piracy (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 16, 2011

The Indian delegation made a strong appeal to the World body calling for an end to the unbridled piracy menace beleaguering seafarers. Representing the country’s stand at the 89TH Session of the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization now in progress…

Homeland Security Advisory System Officially Dead

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on April 20, 2011

At 7:10 this morning, the Secretary of Homeland Security blogged that DHS had taken “another major step forward” in “strengthening our country’s defenses by getting all stakeholders – including the public – the information and resources they…

Old Salts Need to Broaden Their Vision

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 20, 2010

This month 150 Old Salts plus advisors berthed for the first time at the Capitol to tell Congress their thoughts on the future of US merchant marine policy and ways to keep maritime commerce healthy. Dubbed the "Maritime Congressional Sail-In"…